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Mrs Amanda Cole

Lecturer, Nursing

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 3587, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO21.408
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 3587
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.408  


Amanda is a lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, her specialty area is in the area of mental health and well-being. Amanda is completing her PhD exploring the 'experiences of families ‘living well’ with depression - a study in narrative'.

Current Teaching

NUM2307 Mental Health & Wellbeing in Clinical Practice 1


Amanda has worked as a Registered Nurse for 17 years. She has experience in a variety of clinical settings including:

  • neurosurgery & trauma
  • respiratory and gastroenterology
  • ICU
  • E.D
  • community adolescent
  • forensic mental health
  • clinical facilitation

Amanda is also a Registered Teacher and has a strong interest in education, teaching and learning and student well-being.

Professional Associations

  • West Australian Association of Mental Health
  • Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
  • International Family Nursing Association.

Awards and Recognition

  • (2007) Edith Cowan University -Primary Pre-Service Teacher Award for Excellence in Science Education.
  • (2019) Edith Cowan University- Nomination Vice Chancellors Staff Excellence.
  • (2019) School of Nursing and Midwifery 2019 Excellence in Engaged Teaching Award

Research Areas and Interests

  • Education - teaching & Learning and student well-being


  • Graduate Certificate in Forensic Behavioural Science, Swinburne University of Technology, 2016.
  • Cert IV in Training and Assessment, TAFE NSW, 2013.
  • Graduate Diploma of Education (Primary), Edith Cowan University, 2007.
  • Bachelor of Nursing, Edith Cowan University, 2003.


Recent Research Grants

  • A cohort study to inform the development of a strategic intervention to develop EI, student well-being and retention across an undergraduate nursing and nursing/midwifery university program in WA.,  Edith Cowan University,  School of Nursing and Midwifery Strategic Initiative Fund,  2017 - 2018,  $10,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Whitehead, L., Jacob, E., Barnard, M., Abu-Qamar, M., Cole, A., (2018), The role of the family in supporting the self-management of chronic conditions: A qualitative systematic review. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27(1-2), 22-30, West Sussex, United Kingdom, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, DOI: 10.1111/jocn.13775.
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